Global Sludge Dewatering Equipment Market: Snapshot
The E.U. and APAC government bodies are generating a very high demand for sludge dewatering equipment owing to the large amounts of sludge produced in the regions. This forms the key driver that sludge dewatering equipment manufacturers can look forward to.
Additionally, sludge dewatering equipment are rapidly improving under the pressure to improve treatment quality and speeds, giving rise to a high level of innovation and product development.
However, the manufacturers of sludge dewatering equipment need to overcome the high costs associated with the installation of the equipment, along with the operations and maintenance costs. The latter includes the costs of sludge disposal, chemical procurement, and equipment servicing, all of which are expensive affairs. The companies can still find opportunities to cross into profitable margins due to the current acceleration in demand from residential and industrial sectors.
As a result the global sludge dewatering equipment market is expected to progress at a CAGR of 5.5% from 2015 to 2023, in terms of revenue. This market is expected to be valued at US$3.3 bn by the end of 2016 and US$4.83 bn by 2023.
E.U. Moves towards Tougher Water Management Regulations
The European Union is taking significant steps towards curbing the growth of sludge production across the continent. The sludge management legislation it provides calls for the large scale use of sludge dewatering equipment, thus giving its producers a high demand region to find long term opportunities in. Additionally, the sludge dewatering equipment producers operating in Europe are also getting a chance to expand their innovation and development horizons by introducing the latest technologies to the market, such as the rotator disc press and the screw press. By the end of 2023, Europe is expected to take up 39.88% of this global market in terms of value.
A similarly high demand for sludge dewatering equipment comes from Asia Pacific, specifically China. The major quantities of sludge produced in the region are pushing government bodies to answer to the lack of treatment options. China is expected to hold over 73% of the Asia Pacific demand for sludge dewatering equipment by 2023. Stringent water management regulations are also being employed in Australia, India, and Malaysia, further improving the scope of sludge dewatering equipment providers in the Asia Pacific region.
Belt Press Continues to be Preferred as Best Sludge Treatment Technology
While government and regulations and environment protection concerns are creating strong grounds for sludge dewatering equipment manufacturers to work on, a lot of them are still left with the fact that costs associated with this market are high. As a result, most users as well as manufacturers prefer the belt filter press technology, owing to its simplicity, cost-effective nature, and its ability to perform with lower power consumption rates than other technologies. Additionally, users also prefer the belt filter press due to the lower amount of noise that it makes.
At the same time, manufacturers are witnessing an accelerated increase in the demand for screw press and rotator disc press, two new technologies that offer a higher dewatering output and a much better cost effective process in the long run.
The key manufacturers of sludge dewatering equipment from a global perspective are Alfa Laval, Inc., Bilfinger Water Technologies GmbH, Dewaco Ltd., and Flo Trend Systems, Inc.
This research study analyzes the market for sludge dewatering equipment in terms of revenue (US$ Mn). The sludge dewatering equipment market has been segmented on the basis of technology, application, and geography. The regional segment has been further divided into four sub-segments that comprise 14 countries, which are the major players in the global sludge dewatering equipment market. For the research, 2014 has been taken as the base year, while all forecasts have been given for the period from 2015 to 2023. Market data for all the segments has been provided at the regional as well as country-specific level from 2015 to 2023. The report provides a broad competitive analysis of companies engaged in the sludge dewatering equipment business. The report also includes the key market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, and opportunities affecting the global sludge dewatering equipment market. These market dynamics were analyzed in detail and are illustrated in the report with the help of supporting graphs and tables. The report also provides a comprehensive analysis of the global sludge dewatering equipment market with the help of Porter’s Five Forces model. This analysis helps in understanding the five major forces that affect the market structure and market profitability. The forces analyzed are bargaining power of buyers, bargaining power of suppliers, threat of new entrants, threat of substitutes, and degree of competition.
The high-level analysis in the report provides detailed insights into the sludge dewatering equipment business globally. There are currently numerous drivers of the market. Some of the most prominent drivers are increasing sludge generation and industrial demand. Market attractiveness analysis was carried out for the sludge dewatering equipment market on the basis of geography. Market attractiveness was estimated on the basis of common parameters that directly impact the sludge dewatering equipment market in different regions.
The sludge dewatering equipment market was segmented on the basis of technology (belt filter press, centrifuges, rotator disc press, and screw press) and by application (municipal sludge and industrial sludge). The sludge dewatering equipment market was analyzed across four geographies: North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Rest of the World. Regional data has been provided for each sub-segment of the sludge dewatering equipment market. Key players in the sludge dewatering equipment market include Alfa Laval Inc., Atara Equipment Ltd., Bilfinger Water Technologies GmbH, Dewaco Ltd., Era Hydro- Biotech Energy Pvt. Ltd., Flo Trend Systems, Inc., Fournier Industries Inc., Komline-Sanderson Engineering Corporation, Kontek Ecology Systems Inc., Palmetto Water Solutions, LLC., Therma-Flite, Inc., and Wright-Pierce. The report provides an overview of these companies, followed by their financial details, business strategies, and recent developments.
Sludge Dewatering Equipment Market: By Technology
- Belt Filter Press
- Rotator Disc Press
- Screw Press
Sludge Dewatering Equipment Market: By Application
- Municipal Sludge
- Industrial Sludge
Sludge Dewatering Equipment Market: By Region
- North America
- Rest of North America
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Rest of the World
- South Africa